Buying a home in Tunbridge Wells: new flats and houses near spa town centre with 42-minute journeys to London Bridge


Southborough, a couple of miles from Tunbridge Wells, has a separate identity from the historic spa town but to all intents and purposes is an extension of it.

This satellite village is getting a new neighbourhood hub with a medical centre, sports pavilion, library and a park. 

Spectrum is a rare new apartment scheme. Prices from £299,500. Call Crest Nicholson on 01892 318000.

Grammar schools and good commuter links keep Tunbridge Wells in families’ good books. 

Trains to London Bridge take 42 minutes. The town has a reputation for traditional British values and architecture, but a younger, still affluent set is relocating from the capital, injecting fizz into the local scene with designer boutiques and gourmet restaurants. 

Overlooking Kent’s High Weald and edged by farmland, Hollyfields is a new scheme of large family houses set around play areas, ponds and an ecology zone. 

There’s a new primary school, too, and it’s only a short hop to Tunbridge Wells town centre. 

Prices from £580,000 to £1,777,000. Call 01892 886750.



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